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Is space exploration important or is it a waste of effort?

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Asked By: mtheoryrules - 3/2/2010
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Is space exploration really desirable at a time when so much needs doing on Earth? It is an often-asked and serious question that requires a serious answer. One could present many arguments, from jobs and education to technology development and national security, for undertaking a robust space program. In an ideal... More
Answered By: varun k - 3/2/2010
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a waste of money. Until we can go faster then light, there is nothing we can do, or find of any value that we can't get on earth.
Answered By: Caolan C - 3/2/2010
 
ermm nice picture haha
Answered By: woah, tiger! - 3/2/2010
 
It's a human-species imperative.
Answered By: Chase - 3/2/2010
 
It is important because McDonald's and Starbucks have run out of places on Earth to open new stores.
Answered By: jokez - 3/2/2010
 
It is important for the fact of the new technologies that are developed because of it to support it.
Answered By: Stephen - 3/2/2010
 
waste of money. its important, but they spend billions on it. why is our economy so bad? because all the moneys in space!
Answered By: The Joker - 3/2/2010
 
Important to know as much as possible about our own plant and others
Answered By: What's It 2 U - 3/2/2010
 
Well, right now it may seem like a waste, but in like, I dunno, 5 million/billion (i forgot) years, Earth is gonna go kaboom, so if we want our great-great-great-great-buncha more great grandchildren to survive, might as well search for a new planet now. But I dunno, humans are just curious about the world beyond them... More
Answered By: LuvMeCuzIHaveCookiez - 3/2/2010
 
I think until we can find more efficient methods of exploring, such as faster ships, it's probably just a wasted effort at the current point in history. Should any breakthroughs in propulsion systems arise in the future, my opinion will most likely be in favor of seeing more of what's out there.
Answered By: this is not a fugazi t-shirt - 3/2/2010
 
There are hundreds of products that we use every day including microwave ovens that are the result of our space programs. Sure beats spending the money supporting lowlifes who don't contribute anything.
Answered By: Jason S - 3/2/2010
 
hmmm great question, makes you actually think... More
Answered By: D Rizzle - 3/2/2010
 
I think it is important to continue viewing through the Hubble telescope, but sending folks into outer space is a HUGE waste of taxpayer money.
Answered By: pinkwoodrose - 3/2/2010
 
its important as far as something is better then nothing... More
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Answered By: Aarif Ameen - 3/2/2010
 
I am only theorizing, but unless data transfer that occurs between interstellar systems is received and decrypted with results showing that there is an actual destination to travel to, all of the tax dollars that we give to 'space exploration' will be used for advertising and investing in space elevators and moontels (... More
Answered By: lovechild - 3/3/2010
 
a waste of money and effort because theres nothing up there of importance
Answered By: ♥Blue Eyed Girl♥ - 3/3/2010
 
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